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Mariana and Dave

Things That Make Us Happy

Mariana:
  • 1. Family time
  • 2. Our daughter's smile
  • 3. Good chat with a friend
  • 4. Discovering new places/travel
  • 5. Singing loud music
Dave:
  • 1. Time with family & friends
  • 2. Travel
  • 3. Being outdoors
  • 4. Fun family nights at home
  • 5. Watching Michigan State win

Hello and Welcome! We are Mariana & Dave from Texas!

Dear Birthmother: Thank you so much for taking the time to review our profile! We won’t lie to you. We can’t pretend to understand what you are going through but we admire your decision very much. We want to thank you for giving your child the biggest gift you can…LIFE. Whether you choose us or not, we want to wish you the very best in your life. Even if it’s not an easy task to show who we are and how we live in just a few pages, we are going to do our best to show you who we are as individuals, as a couple and as family. We are a very loving couple! Without shame we can say we love each other very much and we continue to choose one another every single day after many years from that day we said “I do”. We are a very happy family of three right now and hopefully awaiting another heart to join us.

We can promise you with no doubt in our hearts that we will give your child a multicultural and bilingual home filled with limitless love, hugs, kisses, happiness and much, much fun!

Here’s Our Story: We met through a mutual friend ten years ago and have been happily married for 8 years now. Mariana was living in her home country, Argentina, at the time and she was very clear that she did not want to have a long distance relationship. After several trips to visit Mariana in Argentina, Dave took a huge step and asked his long-time company for a leave of absence of one year, moved to Argentina and rented his own place there in order to be able to make our story possible. He met Mariana’s family and friends and became part of their lives, which was incredibly important for Mariana. After Dave´s leave of absence ended, it was Mariana´s turn to do her part. She quit her job at the Corporate Law Court where she worked for thirteen years and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, our first home together, where we got married in order to start the next chapter of our lives! We had a civic ceremony in California, and two religious ceremonies – a Catholic one in Argentina and a Jewish one in the US in order to honor both of our faiths and our traditions. We always wanted a big family but after an early miscarriage it took tons of prayers and a lot of time, effort and the help of some wonderful doctors to be blessed with Julianna. We are a very happy family of three awaiting another heart to share our love with.

DNA doesn’t make us a Family…LOVE does. This is our deepest belief and why we are so sure about the decision we made. We believed this before we were blessed with the birth of our biological daughter, Julianna, and experiencing the miracle of life and love during the pregnancy and birth and we still think the same. We know without doubt in our minds and hearts that we can love our new miracle with the same endless amount of love.

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Meet Mariana

Mariana Through Dave’s Eyes: Wow, what can I say about my incredibly special wife in only a short paragraph? Impossible but I can certainly summarize who she is in a few sentences. If I could package an incredibly loving, loyal, caring, and family-oriented person that is at the same time the best wife and mother possible into a single person, the results would be my amazing wife. On top of all those incredible qualities she has, I also truly admire how comfortable she makes our house and home. She is extremely organized and detail-oriented in maintaining a very clean and beautiful home, and every day I look forward to coming home from work to be together with Mariana and Julianna in our cozy home together. If there truly exists only one person to spend your life with, I’m 100% certain I have found the right person in Mariana.

Career Information: Mariana was a Lawyer in Argentina for 13 years but choose to be a stay-at-home mom until our kids are older. In the future she would love to work independently in the home design and décor field. Career is very important to her but family always comes first!

 

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Meet Dave

Dave Through Mariana’s Eyes: Dave is the most compassionate, loving and caring person I know! He’s a great son, husband and specially dad. What can I say? In my opinion he’s the best Dad in the whole world and loves our daughter with all his being! He’s not only my husband but also my best friend. When I need a smile on my face I only have to turn to Dave. Dave is definitely a people person. Everyone likes him, specially kids. We have a big group of friends with many kids. He plays with of all them every time we get together. He’s kind with everyone and I mean everyone. He has no prejudice and definitely no shame! The value he puts in faith, family, friends, and honesty is something we share and makes us a team.

Career Information: Dave is an Ergonomic Specialist at one of the largest global corporations where he has been working for 18 years now. Just like in his personal life, he spends his days showing care and compassion for people at work that may be at risk from poor posture in the office. He doesn’t work every other Friday which allows him to be more involved in the weekday routine and at our daughter’s school, and also allowing us to plan many fun three-day weekend getaways during the year.

 

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Our Family and Hobbies

Meet Big Sister: Julianna is a VERY happy, always smiley, funny, caring and extremely loving 5-year-old girl. According to her teachers at the Catholic preschool she attends “she is a blessing…and a pleasure to be around.” Her teacher told us she’s very caring with everyone at her class and a very good friend of all the kids with no exceptions. She speaks Spanish and English and enjoys both languages and cultures very much. She calls ‘my friend’ to any little kid she plays with at a park, or a store or anywhere she goes. She loves music, singing and dancing. She has many different outfits from her favorite characters, mostly princesses, and she loves to dress up all the time. She also likes to use mommy’s clothes to play dress up in funny ways that make us laugh. She is a big fan of puzzles, blocks, crafts and is also a great mommy to all of her baby dolls. Without any doubt, Julianna is going to make an incredible big sister! The most important thing is that she can’t wait to have a new brother or sister and she even is beginning to draw her future brother or sister as part of our family.

The People We Love: We are a multicultural, multilingual and multi-religious family. Dave’s parents recently moved to a new home a few blocks from ours. He has one brother who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and he and his wife have two girls and a boy. We love these three kids very much and we had them over visiting us since we moved and planning to have them many more times now that Nana and Papa moved close to us. Mariana has a big family with a Spanish/Italian background but the Italian is the most visible one through her personality. Her dad has passed away but Coco (her father’s nickname) was an incredibly kind, sincere and special person that had and still has a major influence on who Mariana is as a person. Her mom and four siblings live in Argentina. We visit them two or three times a year and they come to visit us too once in a while.

Things We Absolutely Love: The thing we love the most of all is to be together as a family, and surrounded by our extended family and friends. We love to have fun and have many close friends in Argentina, California and now in Texas and we plan fun get-togethers and getaways with them whenever we can. We absolutely love traveling and we do it by ourselves, with the rest of the family or with friends. It’s a very important part of our lives. We travel to Argentina two or three times a year to visit our family there and spend quality time with them. We also enjoy doing many long weekend getaways and vacations in the US. Since our daughter’s been born we’ve visited Disney three times and gone on three different cruises with Nana and Papa (Dave’s parents), and the rest of the family. This last year we had the blessing to share the Disney experience with Mariana’s mom and brother. We love to learn about other cultures and embrace the differences.
While we are at home, we love to play games, do funny dances, just lay on the couch and watch Netflix together, and share walks around our nice neighborhood.

 

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Our Home and Thoughts on Parenting

A Place Called Home: We live in a very nice, new community in The Woodlands area of Texas which is about 30 miles north of Houston, well-known for the excellence of the schools, impressive wooded sceneries, incredible parks, waterparks, lakes, and especially for being a very family-oriented community. Our home is a beautiful four bedroom house with a nice yard for kids to run and play, and a big playroom which Mariana decorated specially for the enjoyment of our kids and their friends. This room works also as a retreat for the three of us while we are alone at home and we want to lay back and relax in our comfy couch or just have fun together. The two of us are very neat and organized people but we give Julianna and her friends the freedom to explore when they’re playing together even if they make a huge mess together! Our house is located a few steps away from our small neighborhood playground and splash pad which is a huge plus during the summer, and a short walk from the big park/playground/swimming pool and lake. Even though our home is not extravagant, we feel that it is our castle and we feel that we have achieved our own personal American Dream!

Our Promise As Parents: Our promise to ourselves as parents, and to you as the potential birthmother of our future child, is to love your baby unconditionally with all our hearts and souls, to make him/her believe in himself/herself and embrace all their dreams and goals in life. We value education and we promise to expose your child to the best opportunities we can but for us as parents the most important thing is to raise our children to be good people. We value nothing more than family, and that is how we like to spend our weekdays and weekends, around family and friends. In our home we kiss and hug all the time, and we always tell one another “I love you” and we are not afraid of saying “I’m sorry.” We will raise your child in the most loving, caring home possible and he or she will be our child, not our ‘adopted child.’

A Special Message To You: We are truly humbled and grateful that you are spending the time in getting to know about us as you consider potential adoptive parents of your child. As we have said we promise to raise our children with endless love and respect. Because honesty and truth are so important to us, we promise also to always talk openly about adoption with our child. He or she will grow up knowing that adoption is part of his/her story and we’ll share all the information we have about their biological parents. We will respect your privacy but also we’ll be open to future contact. Thank you very much from the bottom of our hearts.

 

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